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Re: ci csymbol are confusing

From: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 23:05:52 +0100
Message-ID: <456B6140.8060101@activemath.org>
To: juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com
Cc: www-math@w3.org

This kind of blur between an identified-entity and a fixed symbol is 
common in mathematics I have studied; for example, when working with 
rings you can easily talk of a "2" (as 1+1) as a pretty general 
identifier and a bit later make it a symbol which you somewhat fix 
within some concrete representation of the natural numbers (or even with 
some generality!).

why not be more constructive and give us a concrete math example that 
would approach your problem in a more direct fashion ?


juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com wrote:
> What is difference:
> A)
> ci ---> abstract identifier
> csymbol ---> concrete symbol defined either internally or externally (url)
> B)
> ci ---> local identifier defined in the spec or in the doc via declare or
> similar
> csymbol ---> external symbol defined via external resource (url).
> Both interpretations are different and i received both of them.

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